Practical Case Studies

The Discarding of Hebrew Works

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Have you ever stumbled upon Hebrew books that were tattered or photocopies of Hebrew texts and weren't sure of how to properly discard them? This presentation will go into the details of handling such material - whether it can be recycled or buried. Included in this presentation will be the rabbinic origin of this topic.

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Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana: Training the Next Generation

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The last two decades have seen a great change in the way libraries function and are used. New technologies, fast-developing digital possibilities, increased national and international inter-library cooperation, and the new demands placed on libraries by users have influenced the way they have developed. The modern library extends far beyond its own four walls. Furthermore, each generation has its own interests and needs, as well as different strengths and weaknesses that need to be catered to and addressed. Common to all generations is that in the digital age requests are often more specific and answers are expected quickly and internationally. The Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana is working hard to keep up with and ahead of the change. The curator and the junior curator will discuss the need for the training of young professionals as a way to accomplish this, and to be prepared for the generations to come. They will also share their experiences and the contents of the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana junior curator training programme, begun in August 2016.

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The Curator’s Tool Box

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Today, more and more librarians’ jobs seem to be merging with that of a museum curator. Jackie learned the basic curating skills at AJL’s 2012 convention in Pasadena. In this presentation, she will share the forms and spreadsheets she depends on to organize all the different aspects of her exhibits.

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